Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Fundamental Principles and Concepts of Biodegradability â?¢ Sorting through the facts, hypes, and claims of biodegradable products in the marketplace, PaperCon '09 Conference

Fundamental Principles and Concepts of Biodegradability • Sorting through the facts, hypes, and claims of biodegradable products in the marketplace, PaperCon '09 Conference

Alternatives to Gamma Radiation for Wet End Analysis, NETInc., 10PAP125

Alternatives to Gamma Radiation for Wet End Analysis Panel Discussion, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Investigating the Molecular Origins of Responsiveness in Functional Silicone Elastomer Networks, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Investigating the Molecular Origins of Responsiveness in Functional Silicone Elastomer Networks, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Melt Electrospinning â?¢ Method for Manufacturing Layers of Submicron Fibers, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Melt Electrospinning • Method for Manufacturing Layers of Submicron Fibers, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Multifunctional Cotton Fabric: Antimicrobial and Durable Press Finish, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Multifunctional Cotton Fabric: Antimicrobial and Durable Press Finish, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Nonwovens in automotive applications, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Nonwovens in automotive applications, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Ultra-fine fibrillated Lyocell fiber and its application in wetfine fibrillated Lyocell fiber and its application in wetfine fibrillated Lyocell fiber and its application in wet-laid nonwovens, 2011 I

Ultra-fine fibrillated Lyocell fiber and its application in wetfine fibrillated Lyocell fiber and its application in wetfine fibrillated Lyocell fiber and its application in wet-laid nonwovens, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

NONWOVEN STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS FOR CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

NONWOVEN STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS FOR CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Determination of Dynamic Wiping Efficiency and Vapor Adsorption Capability of Novel Nonwoven Composite Wipes for Decontamination of Toxic Oil Spill, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Determination of Dynamic Wiping Efficiency and Vapor Adsorption Capability of Novel Nonwoven Composite Wipes for Decontamination of Toxic Oil Spill, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Oil Absorbing Cotton Nonwoven Pads, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Oil Absorbing Cotton Nonwoven Pads, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Utilizing PLC outputs, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Utilizing PLC outputs, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Development of a 3D Scaffold Using Green Electrospinning, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Development of a 3D Scaffold Using Green Electrospinning, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Baby Diaper trends around the world and How they affect raw materials suppliers, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Baby Diaper trends around the world and How they affect raw materials suppliers, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Transformation of the Insulation Industry through Green Building and Indoor Air Quality Standards, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Transformation of the Insulation Industry through Green Building and Indoor Air Quality Standards, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Woven Metal Wire CPI for Drying Applications, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Woven Metal Wire CPI for Drying Applications, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Advances in Ultra Low Formaldehyde Binders, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Advances in Ultra Low Formaldehyde Binders, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Extremely Water Absorbent Nonwovens Produced with Hydrophilic Water Based Emulsion Polymer, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Extremely Water Absorbent Nonwovens Produced with Hydrophilic Water Based Emulsion Polymer, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

New Line of HDPE Resins for the Nonwovens Market, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

New Line of HDPE Resins for the Nonwovens Market, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Electronic Nonwovens by Atomic Layer Deposition, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Electronic Nonwovens by Atomic Layer Deposition, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Effect of Plasma Treatment on Cotton Nonwovens, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Effect of Plasma Treatment on Cotton Nonwovens, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference